Ted Cruz: Thanks, Obama

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Ted Cruz’s career in Washington has been defined thus far by his efforts to dismantle President Obama’s signature legislation. On Friday, after the Texas senator’s own bill was signed into law by Obama, Cruz thanked a president he’s attacked repeatedly.

In a piece written for Politico, Cruz commended Obama for signing a bill that will give the president authority to block visas to United Nations ambassadors who have engaged in “terrorist activity” against the United States or its allies.

Cruz also thanked his other colleagues.

“Credit is due not only to the president but also to Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Col.), who introduced this bill in the House, and my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle, from Chuck Schumer to Lindsey Graham, for standing together and swiftly passing this legislation and sending it to the White House,” he wrote.

The legislation represents the first bill introduced by Cruz to be signed into law by Obama.

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Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.
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